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Crooks Can Steal Your Info From Hotel Computers: Secret Service

/ Source: CNBC.com

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Travelers have one more place to watch their backs when they're on the road: the hotel business center.The U.S. Secret Service on Monday confirmed it has warned the hotel industry about malware installed on computers in business centers that allow crooks to monitor every keystroke typed on a device, yielding a motherlode of personal data, such as passwords, user names and credit card information. The report was first made public on Krebs on Security and a Secret Service spokesman confirmed the warning to CNBC. "The keylogger malware captured the keys struck by other hotel guests that used the business center computers, subsequently sending the information via email to the malicious actors' email accounts," according to the warning obtained by Krebs on Security. "The suspects were able to obtain large amounts of information including other guests personally identifiable information (PII), log in credentials to bank, retirement and personal webmail accounts, as well as other sensitive data flowing through the business center's computers."

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